The Nigerian Shippers’ Council has informed all port users that ports will be open during the Easter public holidays and also through out the weekend starting from Good Friday all through Easter Monday.
This was contained in a notice issued out from the council which reads, “The Maritime Task Team On COVID-19 wishes to bring to the attention of the Freight forwarders and ports users that the ports will be open during the public holidays and weekend from Good Friday April 10, 2020 through Easter Monday April 13, 2020.
“Nigeria Customs Service and the terminals will operate during this period. Freight forwarders, logistics providers and shippers should take advantage of this opportunity to take delivery of their cargos out of ports.
“More importantly, Freight forwarders are advised to use Thursday April 9 2020 which is the last working day to perfect all documentation processes including shipping company release (DO) and (TDO) from the terminals”
The notice also reads that only those who are at the point of taking delivery of their goods are expected to be at the ports.